Events and Activities




RacismLab Presents: Nikole Hannah-Jones: Structural Racism and the Broken Academic Pipeline

Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business: 701 Tappan Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The University of Michigan Survey Research Center is bringing award-winning investigative reporter and 2017 MacArthur “genius” Nikole Hannah-Jones to the University of Michigan in honor of the 2018 MLK Symposium. 

Nikole Hannah-Jones will be speaking on structural racism, educational segregation, and racial inequities in educational opportunities in the US. Her keynote will be followed by a conversation and moderated discussion with both Nikole Hannah-Jones and Dr. Tabbye Chavous, Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity and Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan.

For more information about Nikole Hannah-Jones, please visit http://nikolehannahjones.com.




Room 2202 - Prechter Lab

OUTSPOKEN is back again! A night of poetry, performance, spoken word, and storytelling that will invite you in as members of our SOE community share their stories. We are excited to host this wonderful event again as it brings us together for a memorable evening.



Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Gender Diversity and Hyper-Masculinity

Room 1322 - Tribute Room

The School of Education dije initiative presents an event on gender diversity, hyper-masculinity, and the role of educators in shaping these constructs for youth. A 30-minute clip of the award-winning film The Mask You Live In by the film collective, The Representation Project will be shown. The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. After the brief screening, panelists from the School of Education and around the University of Michigan will speak on the topics addressed in the film and relate how their work speaks to similar themes. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.



Dissertation Defense by Bonnie Tucker

Room 2327 - Brownlee Room

Bonnie Tucker will defend her dissertation, "For-Profit Colleges as Literacy Sponsors: A Turn to Students' Voices." Her committee members are Professor Anne Ruggles Gere (chair), Professor Melanie Yergeau (cognate), Professor Vilma Mesa, Professor Camille Wilson, and Professor Steve Lamos.